It is true! Campground shower houses are improving and some can be like a luxury spa! But we like to boon-dock and stay in non-commercial campgrounds. National, State, County, and City campgrounds are more limited in their facilities. National Forests and shopping center (Wal-mart) parking lots offer no bathrooms. So for me, I feel it is a need to shower inside the trailer. I feel more secure and warm stepping out of a warming shower into my own space. So an slightly enlarged bath will take the space from a small closet. We will keep the curbside closet for hanging clothes, and fold most clothing.
Scott and Colin are both working on the same question.
How wide is the street-side wall?
For added space to shower, we are changing the bathroom original layout.
Our new layout is from the front of the trailer:
Heater in front, enlarged bathroom in the middle, and the refrigerator toward the back.
Should the wall all line up in one plane, or step back?
First option - wall be all in one plane?
Upper photo with Colin's mock-up made with a really thin Lauan Plywood.
Below it is Scott's computer sketch of the same view.
Below upper left photo with Colin's Lauan mock-up view is toward the front of the trailer
On the right is Scott's computer sketch of the same view, showing a bit more of the bedroom.
Again a flat wall.
Second option - step the wall back?
Scott's CAD Drawing and Colin's mock-up
Step-back wall CAD drawing looking toward the back of the trailer.
I like the step-back version, with a tiny bit less storage, but a better line of site. It feels less massive and lighter to me.